The European MOBILISE COST Action sets out "to foster a cooperative network in Europe to support excellent research activities, and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer around natural science collections." As part of their efforts to prepare for the funding and implementation of DiSSCo, they are setting up their first First Training School on Digitization and Data Management of Collections!
Participants at this event are staff caring for small and regional collections, essentially, non-national museum curators. This workshop will key in on ideas, models, and training for incorporating digitization at this level. The goals are to focus on practical recommendations that require very little in the way of additional budget or expertise where possible. Practical training may be offered in one or two key areas, for example, georeferencing, data standards, and review of recommendations based on the Five Task Clusters paper (Nelson, et al 2012).
The impact of digital data on raising the profiles of natural history museums and ensuring that museum-based researchers remain at the forefront of science (workshop presented at ICOM NATHIST)
Contributed by Deborah Paul (iDigBio – FSU), Shelley James (iDigBio- UF)
by Libby Ellwood and Austin Mast
Permanent, globally unique identifiers are increasingly critical for the efficient analysis, publishing, tracking and reuse of dig data, including biological, geological and ecological information. Practical Hacking On Identifiers at BiOSphere2 (PHOIBOS2) took place at The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona, from Feb 17-19, 2016. The Biosphere2 was an ideal location for a workshop - remote, spiny vegetation,
iDigBio is co-hosting a Geometric Morphometrics workshop at ASM 2016.
Date: Friday, June 24th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost per person (includes lunch and refreshments): $20 Students, $30 Non-Students
Minimum number of attendees: none
Maximum number of attendees: 60
by Shelley James
iDigBio was delighted with Axiell's generous invitation to present a half-day digitization workshop at the annual meeting of the EMu user group Natural History Special Interest Group (NHSIG), held October 7 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. After determining via survey what EMu users would be interested in hearing about, we fashioned the following well-received agenda:
This is an invited, product-oriented workshop focused on strategies for digitizing fluid-preserved vertebrate specimens. Recommended practices and next steps will be major outcomes.
Please visit the workshop wiki page for the latest updates.
3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists:
A collaborative workshop among iDigBio, the FOSSIL Project, and K12 Science Educators
Summary: The 3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists Workshop will bring together scientists, collection professionals, and K-12 educators to discuss using 3D imaging and citizen science in the classroom. The workshop will consist of presentations, breakout discussion sessions, collection tours, and a field trip to Thomas Farm.